Depot de la Marine

1875

Detroit de Torres First sheet with York Island

Detroit de Torres. 1ere. Feuille. Comprenant les Chenaux de l'Ouest. Copie de la Carte levee en 1848 a 1849 par [Stanley, Yule, Dayman, Simpson] de la Marine Royale Anglaise… 1860. [1875]

DESCRIPTION: Fine antique small-scale nautical chart (Sheet 1 of 3) of southern Torres Strait, the body of water separating the continent of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) from New Guinea. First published in 1860 with last corrections made in 1875.

One of 4 charts of the Torres Strait area produced by the Depot de la Marine, this being the first detail sheet encompassing the Cape York Peninsula, York Island "Ile du Prince de Galles", Eborac Island, and numerous other cays and islands in the Torres Strait Archipelago.

CREATOR: Depot de la Marine

PUBLICATION DATE: 1875

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Australia

BODY OF WATER: Torres Strait

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. Minor edge tears. Central vertical fold.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: Jacobs and Chassant

SIZE: 24 " x 36 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 59

PRICE: $600



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